1 Year ago today, I decided registered for my first Marathon & my friend Hatchie who writes a sewing blog (if you are a sewer, you should check her out: Living the Full Catastrophe ) told me it was terribly fun & therapeutic. I wrote my first blog entry: 592 Miles to lofty goals and the rest is history! I DID complete my first Marathon & you guys were there when the training did not always go according to plan! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Every of you who take the time to read and comment on my running journey makes a difference to me! You are all so supportive & awesome! You have made it all so much easier for me knowing you were all cheering for me in cyberspace :).
I have been toying with some more lofty goals for the past little while, trying to find the right balance between good insane (I know it's crazy and i don't mind the looks my co-workers give me because I love it!) and bad insane (knowing I'm going to have to force myself out the door and risk Not liking the run) and have made the wise decision (I believe) to reign in my crazy just a bit. (Don't worry, there's still plenty of uber cray cray to go around ;-))
First of all, I have decided NOT to do any triathlon this year. Honestly, it is OK, and I can do it (sprint) but I don't love it. Plus one of these days I'm going to fall off my bike and really hurt myself. I have decided to be SD's & Thing 1's cheering squad this year. They have been so supportive of me :)
Goal 1: race once a month.....January, check!
Goal 2: 1500 miles....I finished this with 1218.3...I think this is do-able (Inevitable) with the races I plan on running.
Goal 3: Spring & Fall marathons....already registered for the Goodlife Toronto Marathon on May 6th. This is the first week of training! SD will be joining me for the Half! Yay! Fall marathon is up in the air still, but I'm considering Niagara Falls International Marathon. Anyone run it? I think it would be cool to run in 2 countries in one race.
Goal 4: Here's the biggie: Run the Finger Lakes Fifties 50K race on June 30th. I will run just to finish. I think I can do this. I think I can, I think I can....
Goal 5: Just ENJOY the run. I would like to throw a couple half Mary's in there because I really just enjoy that distance, but I'm not going to kill myself to do it. If it works out as my one race a month then I'm in.
Goal 6: Stay healthy & strong. Work on the core at least twice a week.
Goal 7: When it comes to training, actually DOING the speedwork regularly...I really haven't been. At least not 'properly' according to Thing 1....since he is closing in on breaking a 5 minute mile, he probably knows what he is talking about.
Goal 8: Join the local running club & give back a bit by volunteering at a race instead of running it.